In its quarterly publication, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The report notes that a total of 129 ships were dismantled worldwide, from January to March 2022, with the most taking place in South Asia.
- 129 ships dismantled globally
- 18 ships dismantled in EU and North America
- 15 ships dismantled in Turkey
- 2 ships dismantled in China
On January 7, a worker lost his when he fell from the vessel BULL KALIMANTAN. Another worker died at Kabir Steel during a night shift on February 1st after being hit by an iron rod while working on board the vessel PIONEER.
A week earlier, the Business Post had reported an accident that seriously injured a worker at the same yard.
On February 9, a foreman at Kabir Shipbreaking Industries , was severely injured by a steel rope. The ship involved in the accident was MED, a Singapore-owned vessel. On February 26, another accident occurred during the transportation of the ship’ s generator at the same yard. The generator fell on the leg of a worker, who now risks an amputation.
On February 23, a worker was injured by a falling iron plate while working in the engine room of the G.STAR. On August 19 2021, the breaking of this vessel had already caused another death.
On March 3, a worker broke his leg after falling during cutting operations on board the JENGA, at Ferdous Steel. On March 13, another accident took place at the same yard involving the VINSON. A cutting supervisor, suffered burn injuries caused by an explosion of a LPG tube. The same vessel was involved in an accident that took place last year on July 14, causing another death.
On March 7, a worker got injured when he fell during cutting operations on board the MADAME, at the Pacific Shipbreaking Yard.
On March 7, the breaking operations on the J. NAT left three workers injured after an explosion. According to local media, a fire broke out during the scrapping of the ship at Deewan Ship Recycling Pvt Ltd.
After dismantling operations on the J. NAT started in Ma y 2021, local media reported that mercury – contaminated oil sludge was removed from the ship and filled in drums for sale, with workers complaining of severe burning, rashes on their hands and face, and breathing difficulties.
According to local sources and the Gujarati newspaper Saurtra Samachar, on February 17, a cutting plate hit a worker in the head at plot no. 40 (Bans al Group Honey) causing his death.
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